Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2004 - Bible - 639 pages
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Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. His old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. They become bitter enemies. Because of an unfortunate accident, Ben-Hur is sent to slave in the mines while his family is sent to leprosy caves. As Messala is dying from being crushed in a chariot race, he reveals where Ben-Hur's family is. On the road to find them, Ben-Hur meets the Christ as he is on the road to Golgotha to be crucified. That day changes Ben-Hur's life forever, for that is the day he becomes a believer.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
3
CHAPTER II
8
CHAPTER III
13
CHAPTER IV
17
CHAPTER V
22
CHAPTER VI
31
CHAPTER VII
35
CHAPTER VIII
41
CHAPTER XVII
314
BOOK V
321
CHAPTER I
323
CHAPTER II
329
CHAPTER III
337
CHAPTER IV
351
CHAPTER V
353
CHAPTER VI
360

CHAPTER IX
47
CHAPTER X
57
CHAPTER XI
59
CHAPTER XII
66
CHAPTER XIII
70
CHAPTER XIV
81
BOOK II
85
CHAPTER I
87
CHAPTER II
91
CHAPTER III
102
CHAPTER IV
108
CHAPTER V
116
CHAPTER VI
125
CHAPTER VII
139
BOOK III
143
CHAPTER I
145
CHAPTER II
153
CHAPTER III
161
CHAPTER IV
170
CHAPTER V
177
CHAPTER VI
184
BOOK IV
191
CHAPTER I
193
CHAPTER II
198
CHAPTER III
202
CHAPTER IV
212
CHAPTER V
220
CHAPTER VI
227
CHAPTER VII
234
CHAPTER VIII
241
CHAPTER IX
249
CHAPTER X
256
CHAPTER XI
264
CHAPTER XII
274
CHAPTER XIII
285
CHAPTER XIV
295
CHAPTER XV
300
CHAPTER XVI
306
CHAPTER VII
365
CHAPTER VIII
373
CHAPTER IX
385
CHAPTER X
390
CHAPTER XI
395
CHAPTER XII
403
CHAPTER XIII
410
CHAPTER XIV
418
CHAPTER XV
427
CHAPTER XVI
431
BOOK VI
443
CHAPTER I
445
CHAPTER II
453
CHAPTER III
465
CHAPTER IV
471
CHAPTER V
479
CHAPTER VI
487
BOOK VII
499
CHAPTER I
501
CHAPTER II
505
CHAPTER III
512
CHAPTER IV
520
CHAPTER V
531
BOOK VIII
541
CHAPTER I
543
CHAPTER II
552
CHAPTER III
559
CHAPTER IV
569
CHAPTER V
578
CHAPTER VI
582
CHAPTER VII
594
CHAPTER VIII
598
CHAPTER IX
606
CHAPTER X
616
ENDNOTES
637
SUGGESTED READING
639
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Attorney, soldier, politician, and writer, Lew Wallace fought in both the Mexican and Civil wars, after which he returned to practicing law and then entered politics. He wrote his epic Ben-Hur (1880) while serving as territorial governor in New Mexico. A biography of General Benjamin Harrison followed in 1888. Wallace also wrote plays and poetry.

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